I know I said I would get crazy with the color this week, but I forgot that I have a couple of very important interviews to attend. These are the final interviews for positions that I’ve been pursuing for the last month, so I figured it would be better to err on the side of caution when it came to my clothing choices.

That said, today I stil did try to keep it on the colorful side with this purple dress and teal sweater combo. Not a stitch of black or khaki in sight. Yes, the grey tights and shoes from yesterday — the tights were in last night’s wash, swears — are a bit of a cheat, but, hey, when you find something that works, go with it. No sense adding any undue stress to an already stressful situation, just because, like, omg, I totally wore those shoes yesterday.

I also got to carry my laptop today, which is always a pleasure, thanks to the rad case and straps I have for it. The case itself, a BookBook from Twelve South, is already super cool, but what makes the whole thing over the top awesome are the leather straps I use to carry it. I spent a lot of time just lugging the BookBook around like an oversized, heavy clutch. But, after weeks of airport security lines, cross-country flights and hurried sprints through crowded subways, I came to realize that clutching a gargantuan leather book to my chest is something of an inconvenience and none too ergonomically sound. So, I had some leather straps custom made. They’re sort of a cross between a book strap and some picnic blanket straps, but ten times more awesome than either because I use them to contain the entire internet.

Don’t get me wrong, blankets are good, too, but less appropriate for a job interview situation.

Outfit components:

  • dress, sweater and belt from Anthropologie.
  • grey tights and grey shoes from every outfit post ever.
  • laptop case from Twelve South.
  • leather straps, custom made by CHOOCHCAT.
  • awesome dangly earrings handmade by Esma.